Christmas with the blues never sounded so good with this four track, easy to download EP from New Orleans singer-songwriter, Olga Munding.
In the true style of the North Mississippi music circles, Jim Dickinson, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, RL Burnside, once you hear this group of musicians, you hope to anticipate what future songs will sound like. Well thought guitar work that is precise and stands alone, unplugged. Vocals that carry grit and wit, yet deliver a message of warmth and hope. Luther's version of Blind Willie Johnson's "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burnin" is an example of this, as is the recent NMA work of The Word.
Olga's North Mississippi Christmas takes the Christmas traditions and makes them her own. She tells new stories through her lyrics and brings inspired images into the set with instrumentals that capture the peaceful calm that we all seek this time of year. "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" has some swamp blues tones going on, better bring out that pudding and a cup of good cheer, cause we won't go until we get some.
O Christmas Tree
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Deck The Halls
Olga Munding envelopes the North Mississippi tradition in her prior work and offers a powerful gift for us this holiday season. Regardless of your creed, you will find renewed hope in the light of this music.
The digital download will be available December 11, 2012. Preview the songs on Amazon here.
Olga Munding is a New Orleans based blues and soul singer. She is widely known for her smokey toned vocals and wide range of guitar talent. She recorded an album called, "Whatever You Want" with North Mississippi Allstars' drummer, Cody Dickinson. She was trained in North Mississippi by Jessie Mae Hemphill and is active in the Jessie Mae Hemphill Foundation's program to keep Ms. Hemphill's bold spirit of blues in the minds and hearts of all listeners. She is on the the board of directors of the Blues Foundation, representing educators and educational institutions. She has also been working with the Alan Lomax Archive repatriating Lomax material back to Mississippi. Olga is also honored to be in the Krewe of Muses, a powerful group of women who lead the evening parade the night before Mardis Gras. Get ready to catch glitter shoes, there is always rich history to celebrate with Olga.
"Good Tidings To You!"